"Walk with the wise and you become wise, but the companion of fools fares badly."
Addressing a question from a young person on whether he might resign,
Pope Francis said that “it has not occurred to me to leave” because of
the “responsibility” (“no se me ocurrió dejar de serlo por la responsabilidad”).
The Pope made his brief comment during a May 29 conversation with
persons involved in Scholas Occurrentes, an Argentine organization that
promotes educational projects to bring together young people from
different cultures. The Pope was instrumental in establishing the
organization when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires.
In his wide-ranging comments, the Pope discussed the importance of
identity, belonging, and gestures, expressed concern about the
“atomization” of families and society, and lamented the death of
children in war.
During the encounter, Pope Francis awarded medals to actors Richard
Gere, George Clooney, and Salma Hayek for their work on behalf of
Let's review these worthy awardees:
Self-professed Buddist, Richard Gere:
Not surprisingly, when he enters American politics, he’s a Democrat. He
has donated over $13,000 to Democratic candidates and nearly $5,000 of that was to Obama’s 2008 campaign for
he says the president could have been tougher with China in regards to
Tibet, he still thinks Obama will “go down as one of our great
Hillary fan, George Clooney:
Several media sources quote George Clooney saying in 2003, "The problem is we elected a manager, and we need a leader. Let's face it: Bush is just dim."
Ultra-conservative website CelebPolitics.com gives George "a conservative-friendly rating of -14, making George a Wacko Liberal Nutcase."
The site also reports that Clooney has made $10,000 in liberal campaign
contributions and none in conservative caampaign contributions.
publicly supported John Kerry for President in 2004, and donated $2,000
to his campaign. In fact, Clooney purchased his Lake Como, Italy villa
from the Kerry-Heinz family for a reported $7.8 million prior to Kerry
announcing his candidacy for the 2004 presidential race.
The very pretty and extraordinarly dim Selma Hayek
The minute I started thinking it through, I realized all religions are a
form of manipulation. And I started having problems with certain
beliefs-like in Africa, where people are dying of AIDS and
overpopulation, the Catholic Church is going over to convert them and
take away the condoms! And I said, wait a minute.
Hayek is a naturalized U.S. citizen,
so she is invested in U.S. politics. Her investments go to Democrats.
She has donated to only two politicians–both Democrats and one was